Kansas State at Washington State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Friel Court to play the Washington State Cougars on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 9 point favorites.
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Kansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 15.5 as they are averaging 77.5 points per game while giving up 62.0 per contest. Washington State has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 76.8 points per game and surrendering 74.8, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 2-6 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 6-3 against the spread this season
The Washington State Cougars are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Barry Brown averages 13.6 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kamau Stokes averages 14.6 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Malachi Flynn averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Robert Franks averages 18.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 62.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 128th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 48th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 94th place in the country. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in college basketball. Kansas State averages 77.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 133rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 15.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 122nd in D-1. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 306th and 36th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 337th with 10.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 74.8 points per contest, which ranks them 230th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 173rd and 171st in those defensive statistics. They rank 249th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 267th with 37.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 24th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game this season. Washington State is 150th in Division 1 with 76.8 points per game this year. They are 143rd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 53rd in the nation. They are 202nd in college basketball in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 81st in assists per contest with 15.8. The Cougars are 221st in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Wildcats are 60th in the country in defensive rating with 93.3, and their offensive rating of 116.7 is ranked 25th. They are 331st in college basketball in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 38th. As a unit they are 41st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 110th in D-1. Kansas State is 319th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 45th in the country.
Washington State is 187th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 201st in the nation. The Cougars are 129th in the country in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 257th. In terms of pace they are 208th in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 52nd. As a team they are 66th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 7th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas State/Washington State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington State +9
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